Dec 07, 2016 - 4:44 PM - by Flyer
Viking VI SE auction raises $30,000
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, again provided a new Special Edition (SE) Viking VI Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, Calif. The Assembled in USA Viking VI helped raise $30,000 towards the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. This marks Yamaha’s third consecutive year of backing NSW, raising more than $70,000 in funding for the much-deserved recipients.
The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation is a San Diego based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the NSW families on a local, national and global scale. Further details about the NSW organization and fundraiser can be found at SEAL-NSW Family Foundation Home and SEAL-NSW Family Foundation | Offering assistance to the Families of Naval Special Warfare..
“Yamaha is honored to continue its support of the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation going on three years now, especially considering their important mission,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “With the funds raised by the auctioned Viking VI SE going toward assisting the SEAL-NSW families who sacrifice so much for our freedoms, we hope the event and donor support continues to raise awareness for this respected organization.”
“Yamaha’s vehicles have been very popular in our auction the last few years, bringing in more than $70,000 for SEAL members’ families,” said William R. Fenick, CAPT, USN (Ret), Executive Director for SEAL-NSW. “We are dedicated to supporting the needs of these important families, and partners like Yamaha allow us to provide the right programs.”
In addition to all of the great features of the Yamaha Vikings, the 2016 Viking VI SE is available in a high-quality Carbon Metallic painted bodywork with aluminum wheels, a soft sun top, mud flaps, over fenders and under seat storage, all at an MSRP of $14,999.
View additional details on the Viking VI SE, along with the rest of Yamaha’s full ATV and SxS lineup at www.YamahaMotorsports.com.
Jun 15, 2016 - 5:43 AM - by Flyer
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Oct 09, 2015 - 11:51 AM - by NickJ
Yamaha, Federal Premium, Bushnell and the Dallas Safari Club Help Fund 25 Restoration for Recreation Projects Across the U.S.
Salt Lake City, Utah — October 8, 2015 — Tread Lightly!, the leading national nonprofit promoting responsible outdoor recreation, announced a major new initiative funding 25 Restoration for Recreation projects last night during a 25th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. Tread Lightly! board members, staff, partners and friends gathered for the special event in the beautiful Gold Room in the Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill.
Congressman Rob Bishop, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Natural Resources, delivered a keynote presentation during the event.
“In order to keep the balance between a healthy environment and exceptional opportunities to experience it, education and stewardship are key,” Congressman Bishop said. “Tread Lightly! has been perfecting unique methods of engaging visitors in education and stewardship for 25 years.”
Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze also joined the 25th anniversary ceremony.
“Each year, BLM-administered lands and waters receive about 61 million recreation visits,” said Director Kornze. “Tread Lightly!’s work to promote outdoor ethics, education, and stewardship helps to keep these visitors safe while keeping public lands healthy and productive. Congratulations to the organization for reaching the quarter-century mark and for its great work,” he added.
Tread Lightly! began as a public awareness program by the U.S. Forest Service in the mid-1980s to address a national need for promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship initiatives. This became — and is still today — Tread Lightly!’s mission.
In October 1990, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, the Tread Lightly! 501 (c) (3) foundation was formed to encourage more public-private collaboration.
The new program announced at the event, nicknamed “25-for-25”, will provide funding to support 25 Restoration for Recreation projects across the country in celebration of Tread Lightly!’s 25th anniversary. The 25-for-25 program is made possible thanks to a consortium of partners including the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, Federal Premium Ammunition, Bushnell and Dallas Safari Club.
“Tread Lightly!’s Restoration for Recreation program, including our new 25-for-25 initiative, hits at the heart of our mission of fostering good stewards and echoes back the original reasons the organization was created — cutting the red tape and funding important programs like these through the private sector,” said Lori McCullough, Tread Lightly!’s executive director.
“A truly committed steward models responsible behavior, mentors to others, and mends the public land when needed, which means individuals are engaged with their hands while socially responsible corporations address the critical needs of their core customers and the general public,” McCullough said.... [Read More]
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